Technical tips for laparoscopic left colectomy in the obese patient
Epublication WebSurg.com, Aug 2005;05(08). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1670
Obesity may pose certain technical difficulties for the laparoscopic surgeon in terms of positioning, exposure, and dissection. We believe that the surgical outcome might be equalized between obese and non-obese patients if the appropriate key operative steps are respected. Here we show certain tips that we believe will help achieve this goal.